Campto 40 mg Injection

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Overview

Uses of Campto Injection

Campto 40 mg Injection is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, small cell lung cancer, cervical cancer and cancer of colon and rectum.

Campto Injection side effects

Common
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Hair loss
  • Fever
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Decreased appetite
  • Mucosal inflammation

How to use Campto Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Campto Injection works

Campto 40 mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by suppressing the activity of an enzyme (topoisomerase I) involved in DNA multiplication of the cancer cells. This slows the growth of cancer cells and eventually kills them.

Campto Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Campto 40 mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Campto 40 mg Injection is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Driving
Campto 40 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Campto 40 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Campto 40 mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of this medicine is not recommended for patients on dialysis.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Campto 40 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Campto Injection?

If you miss a dose of Campto 40 mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

• You will be monitored for blood cell counts before each treatment session. 
• Seek immediate medical attention if you notice passage of blood in stools or experience dizziness or faintness, continuous episodes of nausea, vomiting or diarrhea or fever.
• Tell your doctor if you have received radiation therapy in the past.
• Inform your doctor if you have diabetes, asthma, high cholesterol or high blood pressure or any liver or kidney or heart or lung disorders. .
• Do not drive or operate any machines as irinotecan may cause drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision.
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• Patients allergic to irinotecan or any of its ingredients should not take it.
• Patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease and or bowel obstruction should not take it.
• Patients with severe liver disease or severe bone marrow failure should not take it.
• Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid taking it.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Campto

Could you please suggest if cervical cancer vaccination helps at age of 32 ?And which is best medicine for it ??
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
It's a vaccine against HPV infection that causes 60-70% of cervical cancer. Ideally should be taken between 9 to 26 years. You can take it. How much it will be effective at this age is still under research
She is aged 60 yrs n menapuase 8 yrs back. But noe again started bleeding Visisted doctor n found some rounded mass in uterus Facing loose motions from. Last two days n pain in stomach n lower back Plz guide us we are in tension Reports are attached herewith
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
It's best to get it investigated by a Gynaecologist for endometrial and cervical cancer. That is most likely cause at that age
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FAQs

Q. Is Campto a vesicant?

Campto is not a known vesicant but a precaution should be taken to avoid severe local tissue damage upon extravasation (leaking of injected Azacitidine into the surrounding tissues from the site of administration) when injected

Q. Is Campto chemotherapy?

Yes. Campto is chemotherapy, used in the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer

Q. Does Campto cause hair loss?

No, Campto is not known to cause hair loss

Q. Why does Campto cause diarrhea?

Campto damages rapidly dividing normal and cancer cells. Chemotherapy with Campto damages normal cells of gastrointestinal tract, leading to a disruption in the fluid balance that they maintain. Specifically, absorption of fluid from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract back into the body is decreased and secretion of fluid and electrolytes in the stool is increased. This causes watery bowel movements, i.e diarrhea

Q. Does Campto cure cancer?

No. Campto can improve symptoms and prolong life of a patient.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Nov 2018.
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